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FN-49 Survey Has Been Discontinued

Goose52

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John - Thanks for the heads-up but I did get that rifle a number of weeks ago when it first showed up for auction. I routinely examine all available FN-49 images on the internet to obtain serial number and features data ... sometimes going to the trouble of digitally enhancing and enlarging images to try bring out the numbers ....

Thanks again,

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Argentine 7.62x51, Serial # 091x all matching, ARA cartouche on left side of stock, No scope cut, Rifle came with bayonet.

Egyptian 7.92x57mm, serial # 2027x, Crown ring crest, No scope cut, No reinforcing crossbolt, No middle sling, (Replacment stock) I installed an original brass buttplate. The rifle has an M14 looking flash hider on it.

Egyptian 7.92x57mm, Serial# ?, Scope cut, Reinforcing crossbolt, No middle sling, Unit disc on butt, Crown ring crest, Brass buttplate, CAL. ST. A. VT. M49 8mm import stamp on barrel.

Does anyone know the time period that the Egyptians used these rifles ?
 

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dredmo - Thanks for participating in the survey and welcome to FAL Files.

Your third rifle has no serial number ? :rolleyes:

The FN-49 was in Egyptian first-line service starting in 1950 and continuing throughout the 50s. In the 60s, AK-series were taking over and the FN-49 (and Hakim) were probably moving to second-line and eventually withdrawn and stored. They were sold as surplus starting in the mid-80s.

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The following quote copied from the FAL Images Forum

JCLOUSE307 said:
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June 04, 2004 01:01 Post #357

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"Three weeks and there are no new FN-49 owners out there ...."


Goose, um, its not my fault, as Ive been trying. Went to a local show yesterday and the only 49 there was an Argy, with low ser. #'s and the guy wanted
$ 1,100.00 for it. The thing was in terrible shape and the furniture had been refinished with a super high gloss polyurethane that looked rediculous !

I asked if he had participated in your on-line survey and was rudely told that "he has no time for such foolishness" !....Not too pleasant of a fellow to chat with, but the encounter did get me thinking about the Argies..

I thought I read somewhere that there were 5,000 of these made. I still see them advertised in SOG's ad, and Im wondering how many of them have been submitted in your survey?...Id like to call SOG and see if they would tell me how many they have left (estimate?)...

JCLOUSE307 - Thanks for plugging my survey. A great many FN-49 owners are not active on the internet and it's likely that this seller would have had no idea that the survey is running .... nor care. As he implied, his business is to make money, not to contribute to the collective knowledge pool of FN-49 data ....

It has always been said that there were 5541 Argentine contract rifles. The high serial number in my data base is 5531 so the 5541 number is most likely correct. I currently have 104 Argentines in my data base which is just less than 2% of the total, or about 5% of all Argentines in the country. There was said to have been 800 to 1000 rifles in the first Aztec import in 1995/96, and about another 1000 rifles in this latest import. SOG probably has rifles left .... but for marketing reasons, they may not wish to tell you how many ....

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Thanks for moving me. After posting, there was two other windows open which was strange....(bad comp ju-ju?) I have deleted the other post and as always, your info is remarkable..
 

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Well, I have data on 1,170 rifles in my data base ... with a goal to get to at least 1,760 rifles - only 590 more to go !

Anybody out there that hasn't played yet?

;)

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SJetwrench - Thanks for the additional data. Since I don't keep any names in the data base, I can't compare this rifle to the last one that you reported. Can you report as to whether the "Fabrique Nationale D'Armes de Guerre" marking is on the left side, or the right side, of the action?

Thanks,

Goose
 

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The first Egyptian has a S/N of 36732 and the scroll of the FN.........Herstal Belgique is on the right side. On the second Egyptian S/N 16208 has the scroll
on the left side, and is much more refined in the finish,i.e. not as many tooling
marks.
 

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SJetwrench said:
The first Egyptian has a S/N of 36732 and the scroll of the FN.........Herstal Belgique is on the right side. On the second Egyptian S/N 16208 has the scroll
on the left side, and is much more refined in the finish,i.e. not as many tooling
marks.


wow a high number 36xxx I have 36841 not far from ya.
 

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I've got some for you Goose, details are from an auction catalogue:-

.30-06
Crown over B ABL 1952 marked on the receiver
S/N 58707

.30-06
S/N 52441

7mm
Good old '908' has popped up again


8mm
Egyptian
S/N 26446
 

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Another Venezuelan

Venezuelan Contract (7x57 chambering):

Serial number: 6842

Have a circular "Fuerzas Armadas Venezuela" cartouche on the right side of the buttstock? : Yes

Does the rear guard screw (behind trigger guard) have a small lock screw? (see pic 4): Yes

This one doesn't appear to have been used much, the stock is almost perfect, and the magazine has no wear/scratches.

It's for sale too, check:http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114393

Bill
 

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Pathetically pleased with myself for scoring an Egyptian for $350 out of the classified ads in the paper last week!

My survey answers.....

1. 279X
2. Crown
3. No
4. No
5. No
6. Yes, I believe it is (it looks just like your pic). Only serial number on bolt I could find does match but is in Arabic only (stamped not electropenciled)

Goose, is an Enfield buttplate correct for my gun? Or is this Centurys (original importer) doing?
 
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